Chemise set

In the late 19th century, feminist ideas changed women’s fashion, both outerwear and underwear. Rigid bodices and full skirts were abandoned in favour of shorter, narrower dresses. Underwear evolved, too, from loose chemises and pantaloons to “combination” undergarments that reduced bulkiness and better suited the streamlined women’s fashion of the 20th century.


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Why do you think underwear is often white?

responded: Apr 2, 2012

Posted by Alex

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I think underwear is white because back then it was probably considered as something pure and simple. Something that was not shown in public,until the 1950s when underwear became more as a fashioniable item and was made in a varity of different colors and patterns. I also agree with the fact that dying underwear would be rather costly for a piece of clothing that you would wear underneath your clothing.

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